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Amund Bjøranger Tørum

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Partner, dr. juris

Amund, the firm’s head of litigation and arbitration, in addition to head of dispute resolution, primarily works with dispute resolution, arbitration and projects, often in an international context.

Amund’s work regards several industries with a particular focus on oil and gas, offshore, shipping and infrastructure. Typical instructions are related to projects, joint ventures/consortiums, petroleum law, oil service (offshore development projects, FPSOs, FSOs, drilling contracts, rig consortiums, subsea and decommissioning) and shipbuilding. He is frequently appointed as arbitrator in commercial disputes, particularly within energy, construction and shipping. He was chartered as international arbitrator in 2011.

Amund is dr. juris on a thesis on contract law, co-author of the standard textbook on Norwegian petroleum law and he has a number of publications in contract law and construction law.

Amund is ranked by, eg, The Legal 500, Chambers and Best Lawyers as a leading practitioner on these matters. He has been in charge of a number of large projects and disputes related to major offshore development projects and regulatory disputes. Amund is also working with onshore construction and PPP projects, and he also has more general experience with litigation and arbitration, ie, disputes related to acquisitions and transactions.

Amund has been associate professor at the Faculty of Law (University of Bergen) where he was responsible for offshore contracts, construction law, international contract law and arbitration law. Whilst being an associate professor, Amund participated in the Study Group on a European Civil Code (SGEC), the project which prepared the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) on European private law.

Amund has formerly also been working as a lawyer in Talisman Energy and as a partner in Kvale. Currently he is participating in a Nordic Restatement of Contract Law.

Amund is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s specialist committee on transportation and maritime law, aviation and other transportation law, including marine insurance.

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